Big thrust on strengthening  EV ecosystem in Interim Budget 2024-25

Business leaders in the automotive space hailed the Interim Budget 2024-25 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for its clear focus on strengthening the electric vehicle ecosystem at large.

5th edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi gets bigger, better

The three-day 5th edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is scheduled to hit the ground from February 1 to 3, 2024 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi bringing together 500+ exhibitors from 12 countries.

Tsutsumu Otani is new President, CEO, MD of Honda 2 Wheelers

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the new top management in Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). Tsutsumu Otani will be taking on new responsibility as the President, CEO & Managing Director of Honda Motorcycle &...

Al-Abdullah Group invests $50 million in Kabira Mobility

Kabira Mobility, an electric bike manufacturer in India known for its KM3000 and KM4000 models, announced that it has secured a $50 million investment from its strategic investor, Al-Abdulla Group (Qatar) at an undi...

Kabira Mobility, Al-Abdulla Group to make Rs 300 cr Investment in EV plant

In a joint venture partnership with Al-Abdullah Group, Qatar, Kabira Mobility, the company behind KM3000 and KM4000, India’s fastest and longest riding bikes on road, announced its investment of Rs 300 crore in the ...

Tata Motors, Everest Fleet MoU for delivering 5000 XPRES-T EVs

Keeping the vision of a clean and green environment alive, Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer and the pioneer of the EV evolution in India, signed an MoU with Everest Fleet Private Limited for the ...

PM inaugurates DefExpo22 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the DefExpo22 at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Simple Energy to invest Rs 2500 crore in new plant in Tamil Nadu

Simple Energy, India’s longest range electric scooter, also among the top three EV start ups has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Government for an investment up to Rs 2500 crore for co...

Siddharth Shriram is no more; Honda will miss an old ally

Siddharth Shriram, an eminent industrialist based in Delhi and hailing from a prestigious business family died on May 17, 2021 at the age of 76 due to covid related complications. He was admitted to Medanta Hospital...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

ACMA Automechanika show gets virtual with no physical meeting

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking a...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

Studds sets up Asia's biggest helmet manufacturing facility in Haryana

Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeler helmets (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has commenced operations at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Faridabad in Har...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

Ayyushman Mehta - Managing Director, Mavox Helmets, Sandhar Amkin Indutries Pvt. Ltd.

Sandhar Amkin Industries Pvt Ltd is the latest entrant in t...

Is your helmet safe? A look at scientific helmet testing methods | Motown India - Special Feature

Motown India visits the Sandhar Amkin plant in Manesar whic...

eBikeGo announces joint venture with Vpledge Delivery

eBikeGo an electric bike rental and delivery platform entered into a joint venture with Vpledge Delivery recently. In this exclusive partnership, eBikeGo will be providing theire co-friendly electric scooters for hy...

Anand Group announces tri-party joint venture with Joyson Safety Systems

Anand Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive components in India, further consolidated its presence in the Indian automotive safety systems vertical. It announced the formation of a Tri-Party Joint Venture to m...

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

Experts call for policy support to promote auto LPG use

At the Asia LPG Summit held in New Delhi, representatives from the industry discussed possibilities for the use of liquified natural gas (LPG) not only as a cooking fuel but also one that fuels automobiles. Several ...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Royal Enfield announces Rs 800 crore for plant expansion in2018-19

Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-sized motorcycles, announced its planned capital expenditure of Rs 800 crore for the year 2018-19. The capex announced will include the commencement of construction of Phase-2...

Siddhartha Varma is Marketing Director, Ducati India

Ducati India has appointed Siddhartha Varma as the Director of Marketing for its operations in the country. Siddhartha will spearhead Ducati’s marketing initiatives in India and lead the company’s growth and expansi...

Schaeffler India begins Rs 200 cr expansion of Pune operations

Leading global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler has reiterated its focus on India as a key manufacturing hub by announcing the expansion of its operations at INA Bearings in Talegaon, Pune. The Rs 200 c...

Virgin Hyperloop One signs MOU with of Karnataka govt

Virgin Hyperloop One announced its partnership with the Government of Karnataka to conduct its preliminary study to understand hyperloop’s feasibility and economic impact in the region. The US-based company signed a...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

GM exit, a planned scam, say protesting GM India dealers

General Motors India’s decision to stop domestic sales in India is a planned scam, stated several dealers who were protesting along with their employees in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar area on June 27, 2017. General Mo...

Dharmesh Arora is new Managing Director of FAG Bearings India Ltd.

Dharmesh Arora has been appointed as the Managing Director of FAG Bearings India Limited effective March 6, 2017. Arora is currently the President & CEO of the Schaeffler Group in India (parent company of FAG Beari...

India has huge potential for auto shredding, says Minister

Keeping in mind that the country has more than 7 lakh cars and over 4 lakh trucks and buses which have reached end-of-life stage, the Indian market has a huge potential for auto-shredding. By 2025, around 28 lakh ca...

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

TWO-WHEELER SPECIAL: Standing Tall On Two Wheels

The Indian two-wheeler industry is gleefully hoping that the remaining months of the current fiscal 2016-17 will see a spurt in demand for two-wheelers.

Mahindra Intertrade,  MSTC Ltd. JV agreement for auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a part of the Mahindra Partners Division of Mahindra Group, and MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise) have signed a formal joint venture agreement to set-up India’s first-of-its-kind...

Ravi Menon is CEO, Agri Machinery, Escorts; S Sridhar to lead CE business

Escorts Ltd., the global Agri Machinery and Construction Equipment manufacturer, has appointed Ravi A Menon as Chief Executive Officer of its Agri Machinery business. Menon takes over from S Sridhar who would now mo...

Siddhartha Lal - MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd.

In an interview with Joshua David :Luther, Special Correspondent, Motown India magazine, Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd.explains what the real reason behind ...

Interview with Niraj Hans, COO (Automotive), Sandhar Technologies Ltd

Everything we are showing here is new. Primarily we have been known as mechanical locks and mirrors company but today if you see our products we are mostly into electronics. As per our customer demand we are having ...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

Govt decides to directly shift from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms

The Government has decided to skip Bharat Stage (BS) V emission norms altogether and move on to BS VI emission norms from the current BS IV norms. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to leapfrog fr...

Volvo creates awareness on developing sustainable eco system

In its ongoing efforts to create awareness on creating sustainable eco system, Volvo cars organised a panel discussion in the Capital to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainab...

Dharmesh Arora - President & CEO,  Schaeffler India

The Real Hero is No More

He was the real Hero of the Indian auto industry. Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the Founder of the diversified Hero Group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away on November 1, 2015. He was 92 years old. Dr. Munjal wa...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

Royal Enfield acquires UK based Harris Performance

Motorcycle major Royal Enfield has acquired UK based Harris Performance Products Ltd, a company established over 40 years ago by brothers Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford. The company is one of the leadin...

Interview with Dharmesh Arora, Dr Robert Felger & Michael Soding of Schaeffler

Interview with Dharmesh Arora , President & CEO, President Automotive, Schaeffler India Dr Robert Felger , Senior VP Product & Marketing, Business Division Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarke...

Royal Enfield to manufacture 450,000 motorcycles in 2015

Having achieved the best ever sales of over 300,000 units for 2014, Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors Ltd (EML) is planning to manufacture 450,000 units in 2015 with a view to becoming a leader in the glob...

Tata Zest launched in Nepal

Tata Motors recently announced the commercial launch of the Zest, a compact sedan in Nepal. With a start price of 24.5 lakh Nepali rupees, ex-showroom, for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and 30.75 Lakh Nepali rupees...

Royal Enfield sells 28927 motorcycles in January 2015

Royal Enfield, part of the Siddhartha Lal controlled Eicher group, has posted a 43pc increase in sales of motorcycles for the month of January 2015. While domestic sales for the month stood at 28157 units as compare...

 Rudratej Singh is President Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group and makers of the classic 350cc and 500 cc bikes, apart from the Continental GT bike, has announced the appointment of Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh as President, Royal Enfield. He wi...

JCB India inaugurates two new factories in Jaipur

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje along with Lord Bamford, Chairman, JCB Group inaugurated two new manufacturing facilities in Jaipur on November 14, 2014. The new facilities in Jaipur are JCB’s fourth and...

Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.

Lubrizol to invest Rs 299 cr in India plant

Lubrizol Corporation has announced the groundbreaking for a new TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej in India’s Gujarat state. The estimated investment in the new plant is more t...

Honda begins car production from Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has started the production of cars from its Tapukara Plant in district Alwar, Rajasthan. Honda Amaze is the first car to roll out from the new plant. The grand ceremony was attended b...

Gopal Mahadevan new CFO of Ashok Leyland

Gopal Mahadevan has taken over as the Chief Financial Officer at the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok L

VECV to export Euro 6 engine base from Pithampur

Commemorating successful completion of five years of partnership between Volvo Group and Eicher Moto

Interview with Siddharth Gandhi, Head-Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Autoform India

Even though there is a decline in the aftermarket vertical for us, we have got an additional opportunity as OEMs are looking for seat covers from us. This is because they want to bundle up with freebies in order to ...

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Sandhar inks tech collaboration with Jinyoung

Sandhar Technologies Ltd., a diversified auto component manufacturing company with multiple product

Interview with Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECV)

The Volvo 10x4 benefits the customers with higher productivity and lower overall operating costs. The higher capacity rock body enables the customers to derive the best-in-class productivity; thereby reducing their ...

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Off-road champion Polaris ties up with Eicher

Eicher Motors Ltd has entered into a joint agreement on July 23, 2012 with Polaris Industries Inc

Interview with Anil Dua, Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp sold 5.4 million two-wheelers in 2010-11 and aims to exceed sale of six million units this financial year. A factor such as rising input costs affects all players equally.

Interview with Anil Dua, Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

Hero MotoCorp sold 5.4 million two-wheelers in 2010-11 and aims to exceed sale of six million units this financial year. A factor such as rising input costs affects all players equally.

Anant Goenka takes over as new MD of CEAT

CEAT, an RPG Enterprise, announced the appointment of Anant Goenka as the new Managing Director.

Eicher bus body manufacturing plant at Dhar (MP)

VE Commercial vehicles limited (Volvo Group and Eicher Motors JV) has done the ground breaking cerem

India continues to be a key growth market for GKN

GKN Driveline continues to grow at a rapid pace in India. In the last twelve months, GKN Driveline h

Audi envisages a Future of Change in India

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has announced the winners of Audi-India Future of Change Automob

Mahindra Navistar announces its pan-India launch

After announcing start of production and subsequently start of sales last year, Mahindra Navistar Au

GKN Driveline new  precision forging facility

GKN Driveline opened a new precision forging facility at Oragadam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Tata Autocomp Systems & Gujarat govt ink MOU

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp), one of India’s leading automotive components

Mercedes-Benz introduces ‘Star Lease’ in India

In its bid to attract entry-level luxury car buyers, Mercedes-Benz India introduced ‘Star Lease’, a

Daimler Financial Services launched in India

Daimler AG has announced the official launch of its financial services unit in India.

Dharmendra Mishra is VP at Mahindra Two wheelers

Dharmendra Mishra is VP– Sales & Customer Care for Mahindra Two wheelers

GKN Driveline India establishes new unit in Pune

GKN Driveline, the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive driveline components, has announced

Bajaj Auto and SBI tie up

Bajaj Auto and SBI tie up to provide inventory finance to dealers

Royal Enfield appoints new CEO

Royal Enfield Motors has appointed Dr. Venki Padmanabhan as its new Chief Executive Officer

Amtek’s diversification into specialty vehicles

Amtek’s diversification into specialty vehicles manufacturing

Michelin opens its 1stMTSC in Punjab for truckers

Michelin opens its 1stMTSC in Punjab for truckers

Bajaj Auto crosses 10 lakh units of Discover

Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) has recently celebrated the sales of more than 10 lakh Discover motorcycles




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